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Plantation Pieces, Camp Meeting Songs
THE ROOSTING ROOSTERS
Rastus has a banjo,
It only has a string, Hear old Rastus playing,
Hear old Rastus sing; The night is dark and stormy
And the wind goes rushing by, As he chants upon the chorus
Why dem roosters roost so high.
Roost away old rooster,
Roost upon that limb, When ah wants to git you
Ah won't have to swim; But some night you'll be roosting
With your wing across your eye And then you'll be a rooster
With dem roosters in the sky.
Ah know you fear the tempest,
Ah know you fear the rain, Ah know dem foxes prowling
Done give you lots of pain; But some night you'll be roosting
With your wing across your eye, And then you'll be a roosting
With dem roosters in the sky.
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